Astana Two For Two: Lopez Owns The Alpe di Pampeago
PeloPics: Astana’s Colombian, Miguel Angel Lopez, clinches win in Tour of the Alps’ stage 2 preceding Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and the new overall leader Ivan Ramiro Sosa (Androni-Sidermec). Another victory for Astana at the Tour of the Alps, the second after Pello Bilbao in Folgaria on Monday. Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) claimed a superb win atop the iconic Alpe di Pampeago in stage 2, Lavarone – Alpe di Pampeago/Fiemme of 145,5Km.
The Colombian sprinted in the final meters to see off Thibaut Pinot and another Colombian, the surprising Ivan Ramiro Sosa, who took over the race lead, to make it a celebration day for the Colombian fans. Chris Froome (Sky) ended in fourth place, whilst Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) couldn’t hold the pace in the final 2 kilometers.
Astana’s Pello Bilbao started stage 2 in the leaders jersey
Fabio Aru finished in 10th place
George Bennett was active on the stage
Chris Froome took fourth on stage 2
5th on the stage Domenico Pozzovivo
Second on the stage and overall – Thibaut Pinot
Overall leader, Ivan Sosa
Tour of the Alps Stage 2 Result:
1. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana in 3:56:30
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
3. Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
4. Chris Froome (GB) Sky at 0:04
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:07
6. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani-CSF at 0:14
7. Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana at 0:20
8. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data at 0:27
9. Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy at 0:31
10. Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 0:34.
Tour of the Alps Overall After Stage 2:
1. Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec in 7:23:09
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ at 0:06
3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana
4. Chris Froome (GB) Sky at 0:16
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain – Merida at 0:19
6. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani-CSF at 0:26
7. Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana at 0:36
8. Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy at 0:43
9. Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 0:50
10. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 1:17.